I mean, clear gummy bears really are the best ones, right? I can’t be alone here. This week over on YouTube: 1.  MUG Shot Monday (Mechanics, usage, and grammar proofreading practice): Click here for a semester-long set of these MUG bell-ringer slides. 2. Words on Wednesday – SAT-level vocabulary: Click here for a semester-long set […]

Hope all is well with you. This week was a bullet train and I’m definitely looking forward to a weekend of rest – as I’m sure you are, too. Here are the latest three episodes over on YouTube: 1.  MUG Shot Monday (Mechanics, usage, and grammar proofreading practice): Click here for a semester-long set of […]

Today’s drop of brilliance comes from Jess, a fellow bookworm and middle school English teacher. With her permission, I’m sharing a tangible and beautiful way to motivate your kids to keep reading their SSR books. Continue reading

Is it just me or do short weeks often feel even longer than usual weeks? Huh. Here’s what I was talking about on the YouTube channel this week: Continue reading

It’s Labor Day weekend in the U.S. which means an extra day for the workers (hey, that’s us!) to rest and recharge. Sounds good to me. Here’s what I was up to on the YouTube channel this week: Continue reading

Thanks to everyone who watched a video, sent a note of encouragement, and/or completed the homework in the YouTube comments thread this week. I can’t believe this thing I’ve been thinking about for months is actually happening! In the past two weeks, I’ve had 3,000+ views of the series and that’s a l-o-t for this […]

The year-long experiment has begun! For this academic year, I’m bringing little drops of high school English to YouTube as direct-to-student flipped instruction and teacher prep. Continue reading